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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019

COLLEGIATE FISHING
Gill continues their support of the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series for the 4th straight year, with an opportunity for college anglers to get the highest quality gear at special student pricing.
CONSERVATION
Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) recently completed a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funded project examining the potential impact of Chesapeake Bay oyster reef restoration on seafood harvesting.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and its members and partners are seeking nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award (Award) which recognizes outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of America’s valuable living natural resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them.

FISHERIES
To be eligible for consideration as a nominee by the Governor for selection to the MAFMC seat by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), individuals must be Delaware residents and must complete and submit a nomination application kit outlining their fisheries background, experience, and ability to serve as a council member.
Fishery managers estimate higher numbers of coho salmon will return to Washington’s waters in 2019 compared to last year, but expect low returns of wild chinook will again make setting fishing seasons a challenge.
HIGH SCHOOL FISHING
The Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Eastern Open presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will kick off the 2019 competitive fishing season for high school anglers across the United States and the world.

INVASIVE SPECIES
according to the National Wildlife Federation, some 42 percent of threatened or endangered species are at risk because of invasives.
NEW PRODUCTS
Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries since 1948 is proud to announce their new and improved Marine and Tackle 12 oz Aerosol can.
ORGANIZATIONS
In recognition of their extraordinary contributions to recreational angling around the world, The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today named five fishing greats to the 2019 class of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame.

PASSINGS
William (Bill) Hood Stuart, Jr., 82, of Bartow, Florida, died peacefully on February 21, 2019, in his home, comforted by his loving family
PRO TEAMS
The Louisiana pro will rely on a wide array of St. Croix Legend XTreme and St. Croix Mojo Bass rods to compete in the biggest show in bass fishing.
RADIO
This week host Rob Keck is into fly fishing; how to prepare, the gear you’ll need, places to go, and more! He’s talking to Hall of Fame angler and the host of The Pursuit Channel’s award-winning Fly Rod Chronicles,Curtis Fleming.

SHOWS
Celebrating 78 years and its fourth year at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the 2019 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, had a blockbuster run over Presidents Day Weekend, February 14-18.
STATES
The Fayette County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on Thursday, March 28, 2019, after the completion of a renovation and restocking project by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) that began in 2016.
Recreational boating activity has been temporarily suspended on the Mississippi River, its tributaries and oxbow lakes or other lakes and waterways that are influenced and/or affected by high water of the river.

The recent heavy rainfall in north Mississippi has raised the water level to full pool allowing the boat ramp to open after reconstruction.
Better weather and lots of big eager perch, walleyes, northerns and white bass await anglers fishing the late ice at North Dakota's Devils Lake
Heavy rainfall in north Mississippi has raised the water levels at State Lakes Lamar Bruce, Elvis Presley, and Charlie Capps several feet above normal, requiring closure of all boat ramps.
The first deadline for anglers to remove their fish houses from inland waters is the end of the day Monday, March 4, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The public is invited to review and provide comments on the Draft 2019 South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Plan through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings in locations across the state on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations Monday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.
TELEVISION
This week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav we’re hitting the water with a panel of angling experts to tackle the pre-spring fishing action.
This weekend on Discovery Channel, you’re not going to want to miss new programming from The Fish Guyz, The Next Bite, Operation Fishing Freedom, The Experience and more.
TOURNAMENTS
Most are aware of the broad range of fishing-related activities that are part of “Classic Week,” but first-time visitors to Knoxville will be amazed at the diverse activities and attractions that make Knoxville a great host destination for the “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing.”
WORKSHOPS
Participants will choose four activities from more than two dozen offerings, including fishing, archery, wild edibles, wildlife tracking, shooting muzzleloader guns and outdoor cooking.
YOUTH EVENTS
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources once again is offering opportunities for young people to experience fishing through 44 youth fishing rodeos in 15 counties statewide.

FISHING CALENDAR
March 9-10
Fly Fishing Show, Lancaster County Convention Center

3 East Vine St., Lancaster, Penn.; www.flyfishingshow.com

Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley

March 12
Scott Moore and Captain Mike Anderson Free Inshore Seminar

Famed snook captain Scott Moore joins Captain Mike Anderson of “Reel Animals” radio and TV for a free inshore seminar at 7 p.m. at Gator Ford off I-4 east of Tampa. Free food and drink are included.

March 22-24
Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic

State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C.; www.psc@dnr.sc.gov

May 16-19
Emerald Coast Open Lionfish Tournament

Destin, Florida, cash prizes for most lionfish brought in; www.emeraldcoastopen.com

May 23-24
2019 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops
 
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